A factual look at

GUNS

in

AMERICA

How are guns being
used by citizens

in America each year?

 
how are guns being used by citizens
 

homicide + accident + suicide  = homicide + accident + suicide1           self defense  = self defense2

 

Every year, guns are used over 80x more often to protect a life than to take one!*

pistol rifle

270 Million

Approx. # of civilian firearms in America3

woman

200,000

Times a year women use a gun to defend against SEXUAL ABUSE4

Criminal

3/5

polled felons say they won’t mess with an armed victim5

Gun Ownership
Vs Crime

an international perspective

 

Highest Gun
Ownership Rate

per 100 residents6

Highest Intentional
Homicide Rate

per 100,000 residents7

88.8

USA

 

54.8

YEMEN

 

45.7

Switzerland

 

45.3

Finland

91.6

Honduras

 

69.2

El Salvador

 

56.9

Côte d'Ivoire

 

52.2

Jamaica

 

A recent study published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy concluded that there is a negative correlation between gun ownership and violent crime in countries internationally (more guns = less crime).

Nations with strict gun control laws have substantially higher murder rates than those who do not in general. In fact, the 9 European nations with the lowest gun ownership rate have a combined murder rate 3x that of the 9 European nations with the highest gun ownership rate!8

4.8

USA

United Kingdom

UNITED KINGDOM
CASE STUDY

“Most violent country in EU”9

 
No guns

POSSESSION OF HANDGUNS
IS ILLEGAL

Crime

2,034 violent crimes
per 100,000 people in UK**9

vs

USA

466 violent crimes
per 100,000 people in USA9

 
1 minute

In the decade following the Labor party's election and banning of handguns in 1997, the number of recorded violent attacks soared by 77% to 1.2 million in '07- or more than 2 attacks every minute!9

Kitchen knives are being used in as many as half of all stabbings in the United Kingdom and has prompted a group of doctors to call for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives.10

kitchen knives

Concealed Carry

in America

 

An analysis of the FBI crime statistics found that states that adopted
concealed carry laws REDUCED:11

8.5%

Murders

5%

Rapes

7%

Aggravated Assaults

3%

Robberies

 
gun free zone

With just one exception, every public mass shooting in the USA since 1950 has taken place where citizens are banned from carrying guns. Despite strict gun regulations, Europe has had 3 of the worst 6 school shootings.12

 
police

Police

 

794,300
total police officers13

11%
error rate14

14.3
avg. deaths of a shooting
rampage stopped by police15

606
criminals killed each year16

 
Armed citizen

Armed Citizen

 

80,000,000
gun owning citizens17

2%
error rate14

2.3
avg. deaths of a shooting
rampage stopped by a citizen15

1,527
criminals killed each year16

 
Kennesaw Georgia

In 1982, Kennesaw, Georgia passed a law requiring heads of households to keep at least one firearm in the house. The residential burglary rate subsequently dropped 89% in Kennesaw, compared to just 10.4% drop in Georgia as a whole.18

Today, the violent crime rate in Kennesaw is still 85% lower than Georgia's or the national average.19

89% drop

89% Drop

in burglaries after
MANDATORY gun law

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